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  1. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 2 hours ago

    Leopold is apparently a pretty lousy watchman, although he did hear the dog (or at least thought he did). I suspected that Sandy following Annie around would be a dead giveaway, but I didn’t think it would be this clear. Let’s hope that the surprise attack comes quickly before Axel figures things out. Evidently, he did not spot the parachutes, though I wonder if his sentries noticed something amiss.

  2. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 3 hours ago

    No comment on that.

  3. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 6 hours ago

    I don’t care whether Sam smokes or not, as long as I don’t have to be in the same room as him (which is unlikely since I’m not a comic strip character). Smoke tends to give me a headache, my throat closes up, etc. I’m happier now that smoking in any place that is considered a “workplace” is now illegal in Ontario and Quebec. In Ontario, it’s even illegal in outdoor patio areas of restaurants if there is any kind of covering (like a canvas roof to keep off the rain).

  4. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 6 hours ago

    I think it’s like a “sammich” but with a few extra letters in the middle (between the two slices of bread, I guess). I’m told that “sammiches” taste better.

  5. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 15 hours ago

    Didn’t they give this poor girl any OTHER type of dress?



    Well, she did have another dress for her movie “date” with Dick Tracy. Also, I looked through the last few months of the Annie strip from 2010 and she had varied outfits in those latter years. Sometimes she wore some kind of red shirt with white trim, recalling her iconic dress, but sometimes she would wear other things, and seldom a dress, as recent fashion has moved away from dresses for girls casual wear.

  6. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy 1 day ago

    I think it would have been more interesting if the last panel was drawn to where she stood in front of a closet full of red dresses, trying to decide which one to where.



    That would have been funny, but I think it would have been a bit too slapstick silly at this happy, but tense point in the story.

  7. Neil Wick commented on Gasoline Alley 1 day ago

    I saw this coming a few days ago. I hope it’s what it looks like.

  8. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy 1 day ago

    I guess either she has one dress that she wears every single day or she has something like ten red dresses that are all exactly alike.



    Year, she generally has a pretty easy time deciding what to wear on a daily basis, but so does Dick Tracy or Sam, when you think about it. This story has seen many more clothing changes by Tracy than I think we’re used to seeing.

  9. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy 1 day ago

    The Silos need to go “home” wherever home is. This fake town is not their home, even if they’ve been brainwashed to believe it is.

    For some reason, the Silos and Professor Kenyon have been singled out by Annie as needing a doctor’s help. I wonder if they have had something different done to them that the construction workers who were affected by the Belinda broadcasts and the decoder pins. Maybe she just singles them out because she feels closer to them than to anyone else.

    Annie did mention to “Daddy” that there were a lot of people who needed their help. From here on, I think we’re into the action portion of this storyline.

  10. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy 1 day ago

    Wait a minute – your last name –
    That isn’t short for Wickipedia, is it?


    Haha. I have a tendency to look everything up. I think when I was in grade 2, the kids called me “the human dictionary” once, because if they wonder how to spell anything, they’d just ask me.

    Anyway, what prompted me to comment on Rosh Hashanah was a news article about the Vancouver International Film Festival. They have it at the same time every year, but hadn’t noticed that this year, the opening night clashes with the first day of Rosh Hashanah. Since Hollywood has a very high percentage of Jews, this has caused problems when they invited various film industry people to opening night events. (I’ve switched spellings because my spell checker didn’t like the version without an H on the end.)